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Broncos 2020 schedule reworked; team given a fake Bye for Week 5

The Denver Broncos players were screwed out of a Bye Week and will play the entire regular season without any extended time off. Unfortunately, that’s how the COVID-19 situation goes in 2020.

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The Denver Broncos had their game this week against the New England Patriots cancelled and the NFL has since reworked their entire schedule to accommodate the COVID-19 outbreak within the Patriots organization.

For this week, the Broncos have been awarded a fake Bye Week where they worked all last week to prepare for the game originally scheduled in Week 5, but now it has been postponed and Denver enjoys that fake Bye Week instead.

Head Coach Vic Fangio had more level-headed response to the Broncos seemingly getting the short end of the stick with all of this.

“My daughter works as a nurse at a military hospital in San Antonio,” Fangio told Peter King. “She’s in the military and she came down with COVID because she’s a nurse at a hospital. She’s high-risk. She was real fatigued for three, four days, lost her sense of taste and smell. I’m just thankful that she has fully recovered from that. So, you know, that’s why I don’t get worked up about this stuff.

“Plus, this virus has caused a lot of heartache and pain for our country in the amount of sicknesses, in the amount of deaths, what it’s done to our economy, and what’s it’s done to people’s livelihoods, people’s businesses. If we have a game postponed and be inconvenienced that way, it’s minuscule compared to the bigger issue.”

The game against the Patriots will happen (theoretically) next Sunday for Week 6. Their game against the Miami Dolphins that was originally scheduled was moved all the way to Week 11 on November 22nd. While that Los Angeles Chargers game originally scheduled then was moved to the Broncos original Bye Week in Week 8 on November 1st.

Lots of ‘originally scheduled’ here for Denver and one has to wonder if this won’t be the first of many reworks the NFL will go through to maintain their 2020 regular season intact. Here is your full 2020 reworked Denver Broncos schedule.

Broncos 2020 schedule

Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Score Record
Wk Date Opponent Time (MT) TV Score Record
1 9/14/2020 vs. Tennessee Titans (MNF) 8:10 PM ESPN 14-16 0-1
2 9/20/2020 at Pittsburgh Steelers 11:00 AM CBS 21-26 0-2
3 9/27/2020 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2:25 PM FOX 10-28 0-3
4 10/1/2020 at New York Jets (TNF) 6:20 PM FOX 37-28 1-3
5 10/11/2020 BYE
6 10/18/2020 at New England Patriots 11:00 AM CBS 18-12 2-3
7 10/25/2020 vs. Kansas City Chiefs 2:25 PM CBS 16-43 2-4
8 11/1/2020 vs. Los Angeles Chargers 2:05 PM CBS 31-30 3-4
9 11/8/2020 at Atlanta Falcons 11:00 AM CBS 27-34 3-5
10 11/15/2020 at Las Vegas Raiders 2:25 PM CBS 12-37 3-6
11 11/22/2020 vs. Miami Dolphins 2:05 PM CBS 20-13 4-6
12 11/29/2020 vs. New Orleans Saints 2:05 PM CBS 3-31 4-7
13 12/6/2020 at Kansas City Chiefs (SNF) 6:20 PM NBC 16-22 4-8
14 12/13/2020 at Carolina Panthers 11:00 AM CBS 32-27 5-8
15 12/19/2020 vs. Buffalo Bills 2:30 PM NFLN 19-48 5-9
16 12/27/2020 at Los Angeles Chargers 2:05 PM CBS 16-19 5-10
17 1/3/2021 vs. Las Vegas Raiders 2:25 PM CBS